Spring Roadshows

Spring Roadshows

            The road shows will introduce teachers to classroom tools and techniques for using on-line web  mapping apps, ArcGIS Explorer Online, and ArcGIS. Information will also be provided regarding  the state license of Esri AcrGIS software. Below is a list where the road show will take place.   February 8, 4pm-6pm:  Central Region Workshop– Bow High School March 8, 4pm-6pm:       Monadnock Region SAU 93  (Canceled due to inclement weather, will be rescheduled) April 6, TBA :                    Northern Workshop– Plymouth Regional High School May 10, 4pm-6pm:          Seacoast Workshop —Epping Elementary To register online for one of the roadshows , go to http://tinyurl.com/gisroadshows To find out more about the state license agreement, how to get the software, and other up- coming training opportunities, visit http://www.nhedgis.org/ The programs offered by the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance are possible due to the sup- port of the National Geographic Education Foundation and Keene State...

GIS Educators Day 2012

This is a pivotal year for GIS educators. The functionality of ArcGIS Online continues to expand at a rapid pace offering ever-increasing opportunities for  educational use. With ArcGIS Online you can now publish and share data,maps and applications; map field data collaboratively; create a map gallery; and much much more. GIS Educators Day will offer these hands-on workshops on ArcGIS Online: * Introduction to Web Mapping * ArcGIS Online: Personal vs. Organization Accounts * Adding GPS Data to ArcGIS Online * Publishing Content to ArcGIS Online Oral presentations and panels will offer a range of additional topics of  interest to educators from all disciplines, at levels from public elementary school through state departments of education to elite colleges, plus after-school programs, parks, museums, and libraries. You can see a preliminary conference schedule on our web page at http://www.northeastarc.org/2012/html/giseducators.shtml GIS Educators Day 2012 represents a tremendously valuable opportunity for you to sharpen your professional skills and to network with other educators. Our lunch speaker, Dr. Matthew Bampton from the University of Southern Maine is widely known in Maine’s GIS community and has many insights to offer other educators based on his work with GIS over the years. The main NEARC Conference will run from November 12-14 just down the road at the Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine. If you are interested in a special two-day registration for Sunday and Monday, you can learn the details by contacting victoria@delaneymeetingevent.com · GIS Educators Day 2012 is going to be an outstanding conference. I hope to see you there. Don’t forget to register today at...

NHEdGIS Optional Training Event: August 14, 2012

We’ve received a tremendous response to our request for “early adopters” of the statewide educational site license for Esri’s ArcGIS software. Because you have expressed interest in or your organization has received the license, we’d like to invite you (and any other interested NH educators) to a training event before school starts at Hopkinton Middle High School. (There will be other events offered later.) Tentative Schedule is as follows: 8:00 am: Optional Pre-meeting: Installation troubleshooting—answer questions on installation issues, if desired, conduct an actual installation 9:00 am: Official Start Introductions Introduction to GIS in Education 9:15 am: ArcGIS Online: Create a personal account and try out an activity. (Options will include activities appropriate for various grade levels and subjects.) Share. 10:15 am: ArcWhat? The Language of Esri 10:30 am: Organizational Accounts: the NHEdGIS ArcGIS Online Account: 11:30 am: Resources: I want to start using GIS, but don’t feel ready to create my own lessons….how do I find things to do with my class? 12:00 am: Lunch (Bring your own or can order locally) 12:45 pm: ArcGIS Desktop: Mapping Our World Lesson (start) 1:45 pm: Wrap up/conclusion. Where do we go from here? 2:00 pm: Optional “after school “ session: we will hang around for people who would like to stay and continue to play with the software and/or ask questions. 3:00 pm: Final “Bell” To RSVP to this invitation, please fill out the GoogleDocs form at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFtWVFJd3U1Ymp4bXRSVS1aY0JRU3c6MQ#gid=0 Please also forward this e-mail to other teachers (at your school or throughout NH) who you think might be interested in attending. Any questions? Contact me at i_ahern@LR.NET or the partnership at...
New Hampshire DOE Signs Statewide GIS License Agreement with Esri

New Hampshire DOE Signs Statewide GIS License Agreement with Esri

Concord, New Hampshire—July 16, 2012— Over 200,000 students in New Hampshire schools now have the ability to learn and apply 21st century geospatial concepts using the ArcGIS software developed by Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI). Thanks to a statewide partnership between ESRI, the world’s leading geographic information system (GIS) software developer, and the New Hampshire Department of Education, this new partnership will allow every public and private school throughout the state unprecedented access to ESRI’s state-of-the-art GIS tools for use in education and research. The agreement also includes school administrative use for tasks like creating district maps and efficient bus routes. According to Judy Tumosa of New Hampshire Fish & Game, “This partnership will provide a wonderful opportunity for teachers to use GIS to gather, display, analyze and share their data as they study their watersheds”. Kevin Heany, social studies teacher at Monadnock Regional High School says, “Our environmental studies students have been actively involved in collecting data from the nearby Asheulot River. Giving them the opportunity with ArcGIS to map and visualize their own data, as well as the capability to actively participate in monitoring the water quality is exciting,” Recognized non-formal education groups such as 4-H Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys Clubs and Girls Clubs will also have access to the software. Shane Bradt, director of the UNH Cooperative Extension Geospatial Technologies Training Center, is excited that “Not only will this ESRI license provide a wonderful opportunity to engage kids in geospatial inquiry in the classroom, but the availability of GIS to afterschool groups will further integrate spatial thinking into the next generation of NH students”....

Geospatial Technology & Social Studies:

Connecting the Past, Present & Future Sponsored by the New Hampshire Council for Social Studies, the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and the State of New Hampshire Department of Education. Begin the Summer with a high-interest technology-rich workshop- Monday & Tuesday, June 27 and 28, 2011 Hopkinton Middle High School 297 Park Avenue Contoocook, New Hampshire 03229 Through direct instruction and guided exploration, 15 New Hampshire teachers will: Explore on-line digital mapping technology (ArcGIS Explorer On-Line) modify existing lessons and create new lessons that can be used in their own classrooms. Use GPS hand-held units in the field, and learn how to borrow a full set for classroom use. Teachers will also learn how to access data acquired by the hand-held units to create maps of local interest. Learn to use ArcGIS through implementation of modules of instruction from existing published lessons in “Mapping Our World”. Participants will have a site-license for ArcGIS to take back to their school. Import and manipulate images and data for effective display in GIS formats. Get support during the Summer and Fall for software installation and implementation! Earn up to $250 for implementation of classroom lessons, & presentation to fellow faculty! Space is limited! Act Now! For more information, and to register, contact: Ina Ahern at IAhern@prhs.sau48.org 603 536-1444 Bob Woolner at rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org 603 746-4167 or 603 464-3826...